MS Election, Litigation, Self Defense Insurance, Obit

MS election is Tuesday

Governor’s race

Tate Reeves’ (R) ad about Jim Hood’s (D) position on guns. I also thought it interesting that Hood, the “top lawyer in the state” thinks stand your ground laws and castle doctrine laws are the same thing. They aren’t. An attorney should know that. We also notice Mr. Hood has been less productive with his official opinions during the final stretches of this race.

Lt. Governor’s race

More important?

Secretary of State Candidate Johnny DuPree (D) is a member of Michael Bloomberg’s illegal mayors against guns group.

Attorney General candidate Jennifer Riley Collins (D) once worked for the virulently anti-gun Southern Poverty Law Center hate group and says that she supports laws to require training for gun buyers and bans of guns specifically protected by the Second Amendment. No legitimate attorney, or legitimate citizen, would espouse banning something specifically protected by the Constitution.


Self Defense Attorney & Expert Andrew Branca, on Self Defense Insurance

I hesitate to believe Branca’s statement, “Unless the state can disprove self-defense beyond that reasonable doubt, the jury will be instructed that they are to acquit,” will always happen in every case, before every judge. We know how messed up some judges are.

We also have a report that such programs are forbidden by executive order in New Jersey, because, the governor alleges, they “encourage the improper use of firearms.”

Finally we note that some of these programs are some sort of membership cooperative, rather than true insurance products, which may have a bearing on their legality and value.


Litigation

Ruling on a case alleging the federal government’s illegal “taking” of bump stocks by banning them without compensation, Senior Circuit Judge Loren A. Smith of the District of Columbia has ruled that “The law is different in this case because the government, as the sovereign, has the power to take property that is dangerous, diseased, or used in criminal activities without compensation.” “Here, ATF acted properly within the confines of the limited federal police power.”

Two comments:

  1. There is no evidence that bump stocks are dangerous, diseased, or used in criminal activities.
  2. We find no constitutional provision for a work-around of the Fifth Amendment’s just compensation clause, even when the aforementioned property is taken NOT for “public use.”

Georgia case about CCW in publicly-owned facilities

Welcome to the party

Beginning today, Nov. 1, Oklahoma is the newest constitutional carry state. Constitutional carry, now the law in 16 states across the country, allows law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms without first getting a “mother-may-I” government permission slip to do so.

Sixteen states – Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and Kentucky – allow law-abiding individuals to carry a concealed handgun without a government-issued permit. (Montana allows Permitless Carry for all areas outside city limits – 99.4% of the state.)

Enemies

Moms Demand Action Caught Red-Handed Breaking Multiple NJ Gun Laws

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D), who wants to disarm us all, had his NYPD Executive Protection Unit detectives repeatedly take his son back and forth between NYC and Yale University in New Haven, CT, about 90 minutes away. Members of the detail also took the “boy” to visit his uncle, who lives nearby, and they moved the mayor’s daughter as well. The son and daughter were not the subject of any known security risk at the time.

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The Only Ones

When an unidentified veteran off-duty Dallas police officer returned home and found evidence that someone might be inside when no one was supposed to be, he investigated and shot his 20-something-year-old son in the arm. No charges.

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Herndon, VA, Police Chief Maggie A. DeBoard, who was in town for the anti-gun International Chiefs of Police conference last week, was “robbed” while having dinner in downtown Chicago. The brief report made it sound more like a purse snatching. I am reminded of the incident of the late fool who tried to commit armed robbery of a National Police Shooting Championships competitor during competition week at his motel in Jackson, MS some years ago. Cop 1, perp 0.

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About G4S, the largest private security company in the world.  G4S, formerly Wackenhut Corporation, is an American/British-based security services company, and a subsidiary of G4S plc.

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SWAT team destroys innocent man’s house. City refuses to pay.

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The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has awarded Federal Premium an ammunition contract for 2.3 million buckshot rounds to be used as duty ammunition for multiple federal agencies. So, who are the 2 million people they’re planning to shoot?


Walter Williams weighs in

If you haven’t read any of his books, I recommend them.


John Richardson has some updates on the NRA debacle

I have filled out and returned my Save The Second petition to put NRA Board term limits on the ballot. Have you?

YOYO

Why you don’t depend on anyone else to take care of you.


Justifiable back-shootings


Wasp spray

I’ll say it again, just because I know of folks who keep a can of bug killer handy for “defense.” Don’t.

Obit

R.I.P. Melvin Tingle, lifetime ambassador for outdoor sports in Mississippi. A very nice man. See ya outdoors, Melvin.

Trivia

Q:  What is the 5.5mm Velo Dog?

A:  A centerfire .22, slightly less powerful than the .22 LR, introduced in 1894 by a Paris gunsmith specifically to discourage bicycle-chasing canines. The name came from “velocipede,” an early type of bicycle. “Velo” became a multi-language term for all kinds of bicycles. So, velo + dog.


About TSA gun cases


Products

CZ has a new line of shotguns called “All Terrain.” Auto, SxS, and O/U. $700-$1100.

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John Farnam likes the Canik pistol.

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Zeta6 speed-strip loaders

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CCI Clean-.22 Christmas Pack

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PFI Western (Boot Daddy) says that their Conceal & Carry vest is their best selling vest.

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The Traditions™ Crackshot™ XBR™ is a .22 caliber single shot rifle that comes with a second upper assembly which can be swapped onto the rifle and allows you to fire arrows, using a .27 Long caliber Powerload cartridge for propulsion.

Quote

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling in terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? […] The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago (Chapter 1 “Arrest”)

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